The Magic of Masking Tape

Find magic in the mundane using this humble problem solver. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a woodworker is to never underestimate the seemingly mundane. I have found great [...]

The 7 Myths of Polyurethane

All levels of finishing are burdened with myths, but the types of finishes used by amateurs and sold in home centers and woodworking stores suffer the most. Myths about polyurethane are a good [...]

Creating a Cord Channel for a Lamp Base

I recently ran into a turning dilemma when my wife asked me to make her a quick, inexpensive lamp base. I decided that a two-piece base would do the trick, attaching a long, narrow “neck” to a [...]

Federal Furniture

Years ago I discovered Federal furniture and knew that with beautiful veneer, superb inlay and simple carving, this would be my furniture period of choice. Federal furniture has much to offer [...]

Online Extras: August 2008 Issue

Online Extras from the August 2008 issue include a PDF presentation that shows the evolution of the Wayne Anderson Smoother, and the premiere Wood Whisperer video.

Greene & Greene Masterworks

Awakening of a style. By David Mathias & Robert W. Lang Pages: 66-70 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now One hundred years ago, two brothers were in the midst of an amazing [...]

Woodworking Essentials: Thickness Planers

A Better Way to Work: Part 6 By Marc Adams Pages: 51-56 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now When I started woodworking, owning a planer was just a dream. They were big, expensive [...]

Endurance Test: Wayne Anderson Smoother

A high-angle tool of last resort, this small plane can go anywhere and plane almost anything. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 36 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now Despite the amount [...]

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